Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Adoption

Please be advised we working to maintain all existing adoption services within Tusla. Our adoption offices are open between office hours, further details for your local adoption office can be found here

If you are currently waiting for an Information and Tracing Service from Tusla please do not hesitate to contact us should your personal circumstances have changed arising from the current COVID-19 emergency. 

What is adoption?

Adoption means the transfer of parental rights and duties for a child from birth parents to adoptive parent/s on a permanent basis. Adoption is therefore a permanent legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child. The child has the same legal rights, as if they were born to the adoptive family.

Adoption is a service for children; it is the process whereby a child becomes a member of a new family. Adoption creates a permanent, legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child.

In this video a young man tells his story of his adoption and what it has meant for him and his family.

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